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Shop local and help traders
6:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013 in News
SHOPPERS have been called on to spend their cash in local stores a part of Small Business Saturday.
Across the UK on December 7 are being encouraged to get their purses at the ready and support small businesses by turning their backs on the big chains for a day.
Shoppers are being asked to use local cafes, stores and traders.
The idea began in America three years ago but now Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, has launched a UK version.
It has support from David Cameron and local councillors.
Harwich councillor Ivan Henderson said: “We want people to use the small businesses, small shops and cafes."